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811th -- Eyes On The Shore


No matter the distractions that come our way, our eyes should always remain
steadfast on the goals that are in our hearts. Many times because of the
trials of life, we take our eyes off of our main goals and we become 
sidetracked dealing with the mundane trials of daily life. While we 
should face every trial head on with confidence knowing that our victory 
is assured, we should also not lose track of what our main goals ultimately
are. We must always have a mental picture clear in our minds of where our
life is heading. Though we go through the trials and tribulations of life,
we must still remain steadfast knowing that these problems are temporary 
and will soon pass away, but our life is not finished or fulfilled until we
reach the goals that were in our hearts. (Hebrews 12:1-3) (Psalm 143:7-10)

Be encouraged to reevaluate your life goals. Have you been sidetracked and
lost focus of your main goals in life? Let this message rekindle the fire 
within your spirit to focus again on why God has you on this Earth. Always
remember that you are special and are called to accomplish great things in life.

I hope this message encourages and inspires your heart to focus again on 
the goals that are in your heart. When we keep our eyes on the prize, 
nothing shall be impossible to us.


A story is told about a bloodhound chasing a stag. A fox crossed the path,
so the hound chased the fox. After a while a rabbit crossed the path, so 
the hound chased it. Later, a mouse crossed the path and the hound chased
the mouse into a hole. The hound began his hunt on the trail of a 
magnificent stag and ended up watching a mouse hole!

Not that there is anything wrong with spontaneity. Some of the most 
wonderful things have come into my life by beautiful accident. But there 
is also something to be said for knowing where we want to go.

Florence Chadwick learned the importance of keeping a goal in mind on July
4, 1952. She waded into the Pacific Ocean off Catalina Island and began 
swimming toward the California coast 26 miles away. The day was cold and 
her attendants drove off sharks throughout the journey.

Florence had already swum the English Channel twice and, if she could 
finish today, she would be the first woman to have swum both. But after 
fifteen hours in the water, for the first and only time in her long-
distance swimming career, she gave up and climbed into the escort boat. 
Others had urged her on, but in the fog they could not tell her how near 
she was to the coast. She later learned that she was less than half a mile 
from shore.

When asked by a reporter why she gave up, Florence replied: “It was the 
fog. If I could have seen land, I could have finished. But when you can't
see your goal, you lose all sense of progress and you begin to give up.”

On a warm, sunny day two months later Florence Chadwick swam the Catalina
Channel, handily beating the men's record. Only when she kept her eyes on
the shore did she eventually arrive there.

Keeping that goal constantly in sight will get you where you want to go.

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Hebrews 12:1-3 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth
so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set 
before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for
the Joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and
is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that 
endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied 
and faint in your minds.”

Psalm 37:4-7 “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the
desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; 
and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring forth thy righteousness
as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait
patiently for Him...”

2 Chronicles 7:14-15 “If My people, which are called by My name, shall 
humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked
ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will 
heal their land. Now Mine eyes shall be open, and Mine ears attent unto 
the prayer that is made in this place.”

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 “For our light affliction, which is but for a 
moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which 
are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things 
which are not seen are eternal.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today's Selected Poem: DO NOT FEAR
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem174.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: MADE STRONG THROUGH WEAKNESS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony183.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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